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The review of chess events for August, 2002

by Boris Schipkov

The 35th Biel 2002 International Chess Festival took place in Switzerland July 21st-August 4th.
1) Biel 2002 GM, Category 16.
Final Standings
1. Smirin, Ilia - 6 from 10; 2-3. Tkachiev, Vladislav; Dreev, Alexey - 5.5; 2. Korchnoi, Viktor - 5; 5. Pelletier, Yannick - 4.5; 6. Vallejo Pons, Francisco - 3.5.
2) Biel Open 2002. 90 players.
1-5. Pavlovic Milos; Avrukh Boris; Bauer Christian; Zoler Dan; Arizmendi Julen - 8; etc.

The Montreal 2002 took place July 25 - August 5 in Canada.
1. Degraeve, Jean Marc - 8.5; 2. Kotronias, Vasilios - 7.5; 3. Ftacnik, Lubomir - 7; 4. Barsov, Alexei - 6.5; 5. Nogueiras, Jesus - 6; 6. Charbonneau, Pascal - 5.5; 7-8. Rozentalis, Eduardas; Barbeau, Sylvain - 5; 9. Zugic, Igor - 4.5; 10-11. Bluvshtein, Mark; Lesiege, Alexandre - 4; 12. Hebert, Jean -2.5.

The Lost Boys Open 2002 took place in Amsterdam 26th July - 4th August. Swiss, 9 rounds, 99 players.
1. Van Wely, Loek - 8.5; 2-4. Sokolov, Ivan; Handke, Florian; Nijboer, Friso - 7; etc.

The British Championship 2002 took place in Torquay, 28th July - 10th August. Swiss, 11 rounds, 97 players.
Final Standings
1. Ramesh,R.B. - 8.5; 2-3. Gallagher,Joseph; Sasikiran,Krishnan - 8; 4-8. Barua,Dibyendu; Flear,Glenn; Haslinger,Stewart; Kunte,Abhijit; McShane,Luke - 7.5; etc.

The Belgian Championship 2002 took place in Geel July 27th - 4th August. Round Robin, 10 players, category V (2361).
1. Dgebuadze, Alexandre - 7.5; 2-3. Claesen, Pieter; Abolianin, Arthur - 6; etc.

The 6th Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament 2002 took place in Vlissingen August 4th-11th.
1-2. Nijboer, F.; Gyimesi, Z. - 7.5; 3-7. Tiviakov, S.; Iordachescu, V.; Tregubov, P.; Ikonnikov, V.; Glek, I. - 7; etc.

The Olomouc Chess Summer 2002 took place 31st July - 8th August in Czech Republic.
Valoz Cup. 1-2. Hasangatin, Ramil; Laznicka, Viktor - 7.5 from 11; 3-4. Gunnarsson, Arnar; Starostits, Ilmars - 7; etc.
Inline Czechia Cup. 1. Bernasek, Jan - 8.5 from 11; 2-3. Salai, Ladislav; Dresen, Ulrich - 7; etc.
Proclient Cup. 1. Skytte, Rasmus - 8 from 11; 2. Tibensky, Robert - 7.5; 3-4. Chytilek, Roman; Pisk, Petr - 7; etc.
Ave-Kontakt Cup. 1-2. Plachetka, Jan; Neumann, Peter - 8 from 11; 3. Vyskocil, Neklan - 7.5; etc.
Open Olomouc, 195 players. 1-2. BEREZJUK SERGEJ; SLABY JERZY - 7.5 from 9; etc.

The Chambury Open 2002 took place in France 2nd-10th August. 81 players.
1-3. Jozsef Horvath; Martin Senff; Jean-Christian Olivier - 7 from 9; etc.

The First Saturday August tournaments 2002 took place 4th-16th August in Budapest (Hungary).
GM: 1. Vajda, Levente - 11 from 13; 2. Bui, Vinh - 9.5; 3. Chernyshov, Konstantin - 8; etc.
IMA: 1. Petran, Pal - 8 from 11; 2. Le Kieu, Thien Kim - 7.5; 3-4. Pitschka, Claus; Le Dinh, Tuan - 6.5; etc.
IMB: 1-2. Czebe, Attila; Reiss, Tibor - 8; 3. Chetverik, Maxim - 7.5; etc.

15th international Kiel Open 2002 took place in Germany 10-16 August. 130 players, 9 rounds.
1. Kopylov,Michael - 7.5; 2-7. Levin, Felix; Miezis,Normunds; Petrosian,Suren; Smetankin,Stanislav; Kreuzholz,Michael; Menk,Rolf - 7; etc.

The Chess Classic Mainz 2002 took place in Germany August 14th-18th.
Ruslan Ponomariov - Viswanathan Anand 1/2, 1/2, 1-0, 0-1, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 0-1.
Ruslan Ponomariov Viswanathan Anand Ponomariov-Anand
Ruslan Viswanathan Ponomariov-Anand

Elisabeth Paehtz - Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1, 0-1, 1-0, 1-0, 1/2, 0-1, 1/2, 1-0; tie-break 0-1, 1-0, 0-1.
Paehtz-Kosteniuk Alexandra Kosteniuk Elisabeth Paehtz
Paehtz-Kosteniuk Alexandra Elisabeth
Photos: www.chesstigers.de
Games (16, pgn)
Duel of the World-Champions: V. Anand beats R. Ponomariov  4,5-3,5.
Duel of the Graces: A. Kosteniuk beats E. Paehtz 4-4 and 2-1 in the tie-break.
August 17-18. Ordix Open 2002. 498 chess players found their way to the Rheingoldhalle despite the lovely sunny weather. That is a new record! 47 GM, 31 IM, 36 FM, 3 WGM and 2 WIM: 119 players have an international title. 11 rounds.
Final Standings
1. Bologan,Viorel - 9.5; 2-5. Svidler,Peter; Vaganjan,Rafael; Agrest,Evgenij; Glek,Igor - 9; etc.
August 16. Chess960 (Fischer Random) - Open, 11 rounds.
1. Svidler,Peter - 9; 2-3. Motylev,Alexander; Fridman,Daniel - 8.5; etc.
ChessBase Handicap Matches
Grandmaster Peter Svidler (ELO 2690) - Professor Eckhard Freise (ELO 2018)+Junior7 1.5-0.5 (1-0, 1/2)
Vishy Anand+Fritz7 - Jens Beutel+Fritz7 2-0.
August 15. 18-year old Alexandra Kosteniuk won her simul on 25 boards:(+16=3-6).
Ruslan Ponomariov won his simul +30=8-2.

The 12th Abu Dhabi Festival 2002 took place August 12th-21st.
1-3. Ulibin,Mikhail; Gleizerov,Evgeny; Safin,Shukhrat - 6.5; etc.

The 11th Apolda Open 2002 took place in Germany 22nd-25th August.
1-4. Paehtz,Thomas; Kalinitschew,Sergej; Brueggemann,Joachim; Gasthofer,Viktor - 6 from 7; etc.

The Botvinnik Memorial 2002 took place August 16 - 27, Elista, Kalmykia, Russia. Tournament A. 10 players.
1-2. Gligoric S.; Klovans J. - 6; 3-5. Taimanov M.; Razuvaev Y.; Nikitin A. - 5.5; etc.

The Icelandic Chess Championship 2002 took place August 20th-30th. 12 players.
Final Standings
1. Hannes H. Stefansson - 9; 2. Helgi Ass Gretarsson - 8; 3. Bragi Thorfinnsson - 7; etc.

The French Championships 2002 took place 19th-31st August.
Tie-break. Etienne Bacrot - Joel Lautier 1-0 (Queen's gambit accepted), 1/2 (Spanish).
Games (68, zipped pgn)
Final Standings
1-2. Etienne Bacrot, Joel Lautier - 7.5; 3. Josif Dorfman - 6.5; 4-5. Christian Bauer, Andrei Sokolov - 6; 6. Anatoly Vaisser - 5.5; 7-8. Almira Skripchenko-Lautier, Cyril Marcelin - 5; 9-11. Laurent Fressinet, Robert Fontaine, Jean-Marc Degraeve - 4.5; 12. Emmanuel Bricard - 3.5.
Almira Lautier sacrificed her queen and made checkmate in 5th round.
Final Standings Women
1. Marie Sebag - 9 from 11; 2-5. Christine Flear, Raphaelle Delahaye, Rosa Te-Llalemand, Sophie Milliet - 7.5; etc.

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